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of president and della. an advocate for justice and equality in his own right. i met with him in new york city to talk about nelson mandela's great contributions to the world. envious and jealous of you for so many reasons, not the least of which is that handsome visage i am looking at right now, but you have had a chance to befriend everybody, duboise, martin luther king, paul robeson, nelson mandela. out of all the people you have been friends with and struggled with, what makes nelson mandela so uniquely different? >> the people i have been privileged to serve, nelson mandela was the one i least suspected i would ever come to me, personally. i tried several times when he was incarcerated, to gain the privilege of visiting him, but the system would not permit that. himarted corresponding with while he was in prison. i had come to be aware of him through my mentor, the man who i most admired, paul robeson. e was very close to king against thewas apartheid system in the early day of its presence in south africa. he was the first black man to ever receive the nobel prize. looking at south afric
made that aided in 1982than most was when i moved to new york city for the first time, it was the first explosion. big fan, i really up --t went and set wentin set up a glass ceiling. i thought he has it covered. i am going to go over here and try to develop my own sound. one of the ways i did that was to be the trumpet player and jazz musician singers go to. later my big rate eating the solo player for staying. that aided me in so many ways. that really aided me to separate , butom straight up jazz taking elements of jazz and making it into fusion. how does being nla versus ?ew york impact your craft >> i am super lucky. i have been on a world tour. yorklace i am most is new i think when you reach a certain level you become an international act. to me they let me play one night a year, and then i am out. it is more fun for me to come to l.a. tavis: since you have got your horn with you i am going to ask you to play something. before you do that, your latest project is called impressions. by chris play out botti. ♪ ♪ [applause] tavis: booker t is among the best. an accomplished musi
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